The third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan, was given to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who said it was an honour for him to receive it. He added that he was looking forward to continuing to work with Indians to help them use technology to achieve more.The Indian Consul General in San Francisco, Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad, officially presented the award for distinguished service to Nadella last week. Nadella intends to travel to India in January.Microsoft’s 55-year-old CEO was one of 17 recipients earlier this year. It’s an honour to get a Padma Bhushan Award and to be recognised by so many amazing people, remarked Nadella upon receiving the honour.Prasad and Nadella spoke about the crucial part that digital technology plays in enabling equitable growth in India said during their meeting.
The discussion focused on India’s growth trajectory and the country’s potential to be a global political and technology leader, according to Microsoft.
” We are living in a period of historic economic, societal and technological change,” said Nadella following his meeting with Dr Prasad.” The next decade will be defined by digital technology. Indian industries and organisations of every size are turning to technology to help them do more with less, which will ultimately lead to greater innovation, agility and resilience,” Nadella said.
“I’m thankful to the President, Prime Minister, and people of India, and look forward to continuing to work with people across India to help them use technology to achieve more.”